It is dark, and we shall soon arrive in North Carolina for a brief
night's rest. We come to western N.C. whenever we can, to chill, stare
at mountains and eat barbecue. What is important for you to know is
while there is indeed a difference between Memphis, St. Louis and
Carolina barbecue, Carolina is the best. Growing up we would say,
"God's favorite color is Carolina blue!" referring both to the Tarheels
of Chapel Hill, as well as the actual clear blue skies surrounding the
Blue Ridge Mountains.
North Carolina: Come for the tunes, stay for the barbecue
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About the blogger
David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.